Piyush Sompura to design the Angkor Wat in Bihar

Angkor wat in vaishali BiharPiyush Sompura, an Architect from Ahmedabad will design the upcoming Angkor Wat in Bihar which is being constructed by Mahavir Mandir Trust. Piyush is the currently the  Chairman of Panna Craft Limited.

The proposed temple at  Ismailpur Village, Hajipur district, 20 km from Patna,  will be named ‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’ and it will house the idols of Radha-Krishna, Shiva-Parvati, Ganesh, Surya, Vishnu and the ‘Dashavataram’, the ten incarnations of Vishnu. It will be 900 ft long, 360 ft wide and 270 ft tall. The current budget is Rs150 crore.

The proposed Viraat Angkor Wat  would also have the tallest ‘shikhar’ (spire) in the world.

It will take upto five years to construct the temple and another five years to give the final finishing touches to it.

Our thrust is to recreate the Angkor Wat temple on a sprawling 30 acres of land surrounded by greenery,” Acharya Kishore Kunal, a retired IPS officer and the man behind the mega project told IANS.

According to him, the five-storied and 222-feet tall temple will be the tallest structure of its kind in the world.


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